Cambridge Hotels

Given the size and accessibility of the city, there are no hotels with over 200 rooms and most have less than half that amount.

This is a city where prompt booking of your accommodation is enthusiastically recommended.

We have made arrangements to block a portion of rooms in several hotels but we do not have exclusive occupation of any.

All of these hotels are within walking distance of the academic and social programme locations.  In some cases the walk may be  twenty minutes or so.  Walking is both the style as well as way of life in Cambridge other than the bicycle. By walking you are guaranteed an authentic Cambridge experience!

Four hotels where a number of rooms were blocked for EFA2013 participants:

The deadline for EFA2013 blocked rooms has now passed for all of these hotels though reservations may still be possible at different/higher rates if rooms are available for your preferred dates.

1. Cambridge City Hotel – previously the Crowne Plaza

DEADLINE  Rooms were blocked for EFA2013 until 29 July 2013. There are currently no blocked rooms held for EFA2013 participants though bookings may still be possible at standard rates.The hotel has a total of 198 rooms.

RATES   Bed and Breakfast at £140 (single occupancy) £150 (double occupancy). VAT and Internet included in these rates. 24 hour parking rate £18. Rooms available from Tuesday 27 August through Sunday 1 September 2013.

REFERENCE  Please mention LOX as the reference code when booking to be included in the arranged room rates.

RESERVATIONS By telephone: Call +44 (0) 1223 464 491 and ask for in-house reservations/Sally Ambrose, or email Sally at the email address below.

CONTACT Sally Ambrose   [email protected] or [email protected]

2. Doubletree by Hilton

DEADLINE  Rooms were blocked for EFA2013 until 27 June 2013. The hotel may still have rooms available but is fully booked on the night of 30 August on general reservations.  Room rates will fluctuate after the deadline date. The hotel has a total of 122 rooms.

RATES   Selection of rooms for Bed and Breakfast at £169, £189, £224 (single occupancy) £179, £199, £234 (double occupancy). 24-hour parking rate £10. Rooms available from Tuesday 27 August through Sunday 1 September 2013.

REFERENCE  Please specify GCONA (EFA2013) when booking.

The group code will only work if you contact the hotel directly, it does not work on the internet or via the central reservation office. Telephone the hotel on 01223 259988 – press Option 2 – Monday – Friday or email direct with dates and group code to the generic email address [email protected] or to Polly Burton direct on [email protected]

If you go through another channel you will not get the agreed rate.

RESERVATIONS  [email protected]

CONTACT  Polly Burton

3. De Vere University Arms

Rooms are no longer specifically blocked for EFA2013 participants, now that the 25 May deadline has passed, though reservations are still possible i.e. there are rooms available. The hotel has a total of 120 rooms.

RATES   Rooms at £115 initially, then  £140 for Bed and Breakfast (single occupancy). Rooms available from Tuesday 27 August through Sunday 1 September 2013.

REFERENCE Please specify EFA / LOMAZ270813 when booking directly with the hotel. When making online reservations, please be sure to quote code CDREFAB.

RESERVATIONS  Reservations at this rate can be made by telephone to +44  (0) 1223 273 000 and please mention EFA for the arranged rate.  The online reservation code is CDREFAB.

CONTACT Christine Gallop   [email protected]

4. Hotel du Vin

DEADLINE Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis up to a week before the conference as long as they have not been reserved by then. The hotel has a total of 40 rooms.

RATES   Standard room £165 including VAT, Breakfast and Wi Fi Superior room £175 including VAT, Breakfast and Wi Fi. Rooms available from Wednesday 28  August through Saturday 31 August 2013.

REFERENCE  Please specify EFA 2013 ref 2282240 when booking

RESERVATIONS By email [email protected]  or by telephone to +44 (0) 1223 227 339

EFA blocked room rates are NOT available via online booking

CONTACT   Minos Psakaris

Other Cambridge Hotels where informal arrangements have been made or specific rates established for EFA2013 participants:

The Varsity hotel is a small independent hotel with slightly less than 50 rooms.  They are not able to block any rooms for EFA2013 participants specifically, but may have availability at the time of the conference.

The Arundel House Hotel has confirmed their rates for the conference period as £120 for double occupancy and £75 for single rooms including VAT and Continental Breakfast. The hotel has reported that ‘August bank holiday is not usually a busy time for us, we have plenty of availability for these dates’ and has 103 rooms.

The Royal Cambridge Hotel has agreed University of Cambridge rates which are £99 for a single bed room, £110 for single occupancy of a double or twin room, £115 for a double or twin room occupied by two people.  These rates are per room per night and include Breakfast and VAT. The hotel has 57 rooms.

The Gonville Best Western hotel tells us this time of year is moderately quiet for them and the hotel is offering EFA2013 delegates a preferential rate via their direct-to-the-hotel online booking service using the special code of JUD1AG at Bookings made that don’t mention this code will be charged at normal rates. Equally it is NOT possible to access the special rate by any other online method, such as the Best Western general site and system, nor via third party booking agencies such as laterooms or expedia etc.  The rates for EFA2013 are £119 for single occupancy of a double room and £144 for two people occupying either a double or twin-bedded room.  Both rates include Full English Breakfast and VAT. The hotel has 80 rooms.

The Regent Hotel has provided the following information about their rates which are per room and include continental breakfast, VAT and internet access. Small double rooms and twin rooms at £102.60, Standard double and twin rooms at £111.60 and Executive rooms from £128.70 to £134.10.  Booking must be made directly with the hotel by telephone (+44 (0) 1223 351 470) or via their website and EFA2013 must be quoted to access the special rate.  This code is only valid for rooms booked between 26 and 31 August 2013. The hotel has 22 rooms.

The Lensfield Hotel is currently undergoing major refurbishment.  The hotel has given a special rate for delegates in the existing non-refurbished rooms which they describe as on the small size due to the nature of the building but extremely charming and cozy.  If the new suites are completed by August they will also be available but rates have yet to be determined.  Rates for the existing rooms include full English breakfast and VAT and run from £72 to £120 for single occupancy and from £110 to £132.  Some family rooms are also available.  Booking must be made directly with the hotel by telephone (+44 (0) 1223 355 017) from 08:00 to 22:00. Press 1 for Reservations. Bookings can also be made via their website. Please note that a deposit is required on booking (50%) and is non-refundable. Their cancellation penalty fee (one night’s charge) comes into effect at any time once a booking is confirmed. The hotel has 30 rooms.